Event CANCELLED due to COVID 19 


Humane Clinic is excited to be partnering with Veriti, Christine Palmer from Holidays for Health, University of the Sunshine Coast and Brook Red for our Brisbane ReAwaken day.

1st June 2020 @ USC Moreton Bay—1 Moreton Parade, Petrie

Tickets can be purchased here

What attendees can expect:

  • Community art project: re-writing the DSM 

  • Presentation by Lucy Johnstone via video link on the Power Threat Meaning Framework with Q&A.

  • Key note presentations:

    • Matt Ball - 'Dissociachotic'​

    • Stephanie Mitchell - 'Compassion for Borderline'

    • Matt Ball & Stephanie Mitchell - 'Do it Anyway'

  • Experiential Home Groups focused on community and mutual support

  • Christine Palmer 'Enhancing connection to community and self through retreats/camps for women with mental illness'

  • ReAwaken Manifesto presentation

  • Film screening of 'Healing Voices'.

Matt Ball - Dissociachotic


Seeing the non-psychosis that we share and understanding the dissociative nature of what is usually called psychosis and seeing how psychosis evaporates within the context of safe relational spaces.

'Stephanie Mitchell - Compassion for “Borderline"








Coming from a place of compassion when working with people often labelled with “Borderline Personality Disorder” should be the basis of all clinical and non-clinical practice. Unfortunately individuals with diagnosis’s of BPD are often some of the most maligned in our health services. In this workshop we consider the attachment needs and legitimately adaptive behaviour of individuals who have often experienced complex trauma and significant attachment disruption in early life. Participate in conversations around responsive and compassionate approaches to understanding and being alongside individuals experiencing deep distress.

Matt Ball and Stephanie Mitchell - Do It Anyway

The discussion since the beginning of the consumer movement has been about how we shift systems and institutions towards personal recovery, but has the time come to ask – should we still invite the institution of psychiatry and politics to be part of the conversation of human distress, mental health, trauma and addiction? Taking action is the process by which we can feel and experience the spirit of Cesar Chevez when he stated: “Once Social Change begins it cannot be reversed, you cannot uneducated the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid any more. We have seen the future and the future is ours”. Do It Anyway will explore having an idea and enacting it towards social change. From Healing Voices to Re-Awaken Australia – making change happen is a priority.

Eschleigh Balzamo from Brook Red

Christine Palmer and Holidays for Health - Enchancing connection to community and self through retreats/camps for women with mental illness

Dr Christine Palmer is a mental health nurse with extensive clinical practice experience in inpatient and community settings as well as 10 years working in private practice. Christine is a co-founder and the Secretary of Holidays for Health Inc., a not-for-profit organisation that provides opportunities for women with mental illness who are also affected by poverty to increase their social skills and resilience through attendance at wellbeing retreats/camps.


$150 (+GST) - Waged

$ 75 (+GST) - Unwaged/low income (limited spaces available on application)

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